What Happens When the Supreme Court Gets the Facts Wrong?

For every ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court, some will think the justices made the wrong decision. But a recent report shows that the court also gets the facts wrong in an alarming number of cases. ProPublica, a nonprofit organization that produces investigative journalism, examined a sample of Supreme Court cases from 2011 to…

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Should Law Firms Adapt Their Marketing to Voice Search?

People are increasingly using voice commands to interact with their mobile devices and virtual assistants. That includes prospective clients searching for an attorney, so should law firms adapt their marketing strategies to voice search? Voice search has grown exponentially since Apple introduced Siri for the iPhone in 2011. According to Google Trends, there were seven…

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How to Improve a Law Firm’s Mobile Website

How to Improve a Law Firm’s Mobile Website

People are increasingly using mobile devices rather than desktop computers to access the internet. Globally, mobile devices account for 53 percent of website traffic, and Google reports that the majority of search queries worldwide come from mobile devices. For law firms, this means that it is essential for the firm’s website to be mobile-friendly. Users…

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Supreme Court Weighs Privacy of Cellphone Location Data

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments November 29 in a major case involving the privacy of cellphone location data. During argument, several justices pushed back on the government’s position that prosecutors or police should be able to obtain cellphone location data for individual users from a service provider without a warrant. “Most Americans, I…

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Key Performance Indicators: Finding the Metrics that Matter

One reason online marketing can be so effective for law firms is the amount of data that is available about how prospective clients come into contact with the firm. Nearly every online interaction generates information that is easily measured, but to determine the best return on investment, law firms need to zero in on the…

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Tech Companies Face Questions from Lawmakers on Russian Election Interference

In a November 1 Congressional hearing, lawmakers from both parties directed tough questions toward attorneys for Google, Facebook and Twitter over the companies’ failure to identify or prevent Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election through social media. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee addressed Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, Kent Walker, Google’s general…

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Shareholder Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo Executives Can Proceed

Wells Fargo shareholders can pursue claims against the company’s top executives and directors, a San Francisco federal judge ruled on October 5. The U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan and other current and former officials must defend the lawsuit filed by shareholders seeking to hold them responsible for high-pressure sales…

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Immigrant Activists and States Vow to Fight Trump on Termination of DACA

Termination of DACA

Sixteen state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit challenging Trump’s ending of the DACA program, and immigrant rights activists say they will pressure Congress to pass Dream Act legislation. The Trump administration on September 5 moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, setting a six-month time limit for Congress to act…

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